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I have a cough and take lozenges, will it be helped if I take another medication?

I have a cough and take lozenges, will it be helped if I take another medication?

Possibly...: You need to see your doctor. Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has a different treatment, besides losenges. So, see your doctor so the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Can overuse of phyrnx lozenges causes diarrhoea?

Can overuse of phyrnx lozenges causes diarrhoea?

Sure but consider...: Lots of things can cause GI distress/diarrhea--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more

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What would be the effect of taking too many nicotine lozenges?

What would be the effect of taking too many nicotine lozenges?

Not safe: Nicotine lozenges contain nicotine. They are taken to help stop smoking by withdrawing from nicotine slowly and safely. Taking too many lozenges can cause: increased blood pressure, irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and weakness. They should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Discuss dosage with your doctor if you bought lozenges over the counter. ...Read more

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What about zinc lozenges reduces duration and severity of the cold?

What about zinc lozenges reduces duration and severity of the cold?

HMM!!: There is significant variability in the results from research on the impact of zinc on the common cold. Some studies showed no effect and others showed benefit if taken the first day of symptom onset. Do not take zinc intranasally due to the potential for loss of sense of smell. ...Read more

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Igf-1 lozenges subligually, snorting, or rectally, what is better?

Igf-1 lozenges subligually, snorting, or rectally, what is better?

Don't waste money: The IGF-1 products sold in health stores and on the internet as anti-aging agents have not been clinical tested and are unlikely to have any real benefit so it probably makes no difference how you take them. My advice is not to waste you money on them but try eating healthier and getting more exercise ...Read more

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Igf-1 lozenges subligually, snorting, or rectally, which is better?

Are you referring: To some sort of growth factor? Just not really certain what specific product this is in reference to. ...Read more

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Is using 3-year-old zinc lozenges dangerous?

Is using 3-year-old zinc lozenges dangerous?

Choking hazard: It's a serious choking hazard! Please don't give lozenges to a 3 yr old. ...Read more

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How do I take sublingual B12 lozenges effectively?

How do I take sublingual B12 lozenges effectively?

Under the tongue: The best b-12 is methyl cobalmine. Let it dissolve under the tongue once a day and listen to your body. If you need it you will notice a benefit. Supplements are supplemental so be sure to eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or drink, get a good night sleep, move through the day and manage stress. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using too many nicotine lozenges?

What are the side effects of using too many nicotine lozenges?

Heartburn mainly: Too much nicotine can make you sick - nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and heartburn are common. Very high doses of nicotine can cause many more problems, including heart arrhythmias and death. People generally don't need more than 1 lozenge (2mg) per 2 cigarettes that they smoked. I hope you are successful in quitting and congrats on making a good choice, but don't overdo it. ...Read more

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If long term use of NRT lozenge can cause increase in endogenous nnn/nnk via metabolism in 1/2 of people, are they still much safer than cigs?

If long term use of NRT lozenge can cause increase in endogenous nnn/nnk via metabolism in 1/2 of people, are they still much safer than cigs?

Unsure: Nicotine replacement is just one form of nicotine (gum, patch, lozenge or smokeless cigarette) for another (cigarettes). Nicotine will still be in your system just not the other toxins from cigarettes. Therefore nicotine metabolites will be in your system. Should still try to quit completely versus replacing one form over another. ...Read more

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Can I take dequadin lozenges with sertraline safely?

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Can I take dequadin lozenges with sertraline safely?

Dequadin/Zoloft: Dequadin is an antiseptic. It should be safe with zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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I stopped smoking a few years ago and am now addicted to nicabate lozenges, how can I stop using them?

I stopped smoking a few years ago and am now addicted to nicabate lozenges, how can I stop using them?

Use patches, program: In general, the best way to get off short-acting drugs is to switch to a long-acting form and taper that form. Stopping the lozenges and using a nicotine patch (depending on how many lozenges you are using, if more than 10, use a 21 mg patch, if 4 or less a 14 mg patch); wear that patch for 2 weeks, then go to a lower strength for 2 weeks, and then the lowest strength 2 w. Join a cessation program. ...Read more

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Could long term nicotine lozenge usage cause tinnitus? (4mg lozenges, 5-8 times per day for about 1.5 years)

Maybe but not on lis: It is not on the list the causes of tinnitus, or on the side effect list of nicotine lozenges. But the tinnitus is very common and can be present for many reasons but often we don't find a specific reason. You need to have a full tinnitus evaluation and possibly an MRI of the brain ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to quit smoking, but I'm really finding it hard. I've tried patches, and now I'm trying lozenges. Any tips?

What do you advise if I'm trying to quit smoking, but I'm really finding it hard. I've tried patches, and now I'm trying lozenges. Any tips?

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My throat is really hurting, can I take medicated lozenges?

My throat is really hurting, can I take medicated lozenges?

Yes: But if that doesn't help, you might want to be seen and tested for strep. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on throat lozenges?

Can you overdose on throat lozenges?

No: No, but you risk your decay risk. They are candies with flavoring! ...Read more

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How many throat lozenges should I take?

How many throat lozenges should I take?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Depends: If your "cold" lasts the typical 7-10 days... Yes that is fine. If your "cold" last beyond 7-10 days - you don't have a cold and it needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is 7 years of nicotine replacement gums & lozenges harmful?

Is 7 years of nicotine replacement gums & lozenges harmful?

Possibly: The gum and lozenges can definitely have an effect on your oral health, and possibly your general health. The teeth and gums can be exposed to an environment that is not healthy over time. Your jaw/tmj/tmd may also become an issue. I would consult a dr. And/or a dentist. ...Read more

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How to deal with mouth pain? Is there a lozenge that works well?

How to deal with mouth pain? Is there a lozenge that works well?

IN ORDER TO TREAT: Effectively, it is imperative to get a history and examine you.
Can't do that in this setting so please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long is cotine in urine? I have used nicotine lozenges for the last 60 days and have a urine analysis for employment. Been well hydrated & active

How long is cotine in urine? I have used nicotine lozenges for the last 60 days and have a urine analysis for employment. Been well hydrated & active

Tell the truth?: I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect that it would be illegal discrimination to refuse employment on the basis of person who is in the midst of a successful smoking cessation program. Cotinine stays in the urine for at least several days; when it will clear is unpredictable. I'm simply glad you've made it this far & if this keeps you from this job, there will be a better one. ...Read more

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Can nicotine replacement lozenges still cause oral cancer?  

Can nicotine replacement lozenges still cause oral cancer?  

Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl. Com/3h74dkv. ...Read more

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Is it had to use nicotine lozenges if you have Hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxine?

Is it had to use nicotine lozenges if you have Hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxine?

It's OK: Hi. Yes, it's OK to use nicotinine lozenges with treated hypothyroidism, ang it's worth doing almost ANYTHING to quit smoking. Good luck, and don't ever light another cigaret! ...Read more

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Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and I was the only one who did not smoke. ...Read more

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9 weeks preg, I've taken twice strepsils chesty cough lozenge which I later found out is a no! Will this harm my baby? Pls help! Tq.

9 weeks preg, I've taken twice strepsils chesty cough lozenge which I later found out is a no! Will this harm my baby? Pls help! Tq.

No: Taking this 1 or 2 times most likely won't hurt anything. Constant use could possibly be bad and that is why the warnings are on the medications. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you; just don't use it anymore. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke, vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges?

Is it dangerous to smoke, vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges?

Your poor heart: Yes. Of course. You are putting your poor heart throughout the ringer aren't you? ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) lozenges affect the male sex drive?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) lozenges affect the male sex drive?

Not reported: Lowering of libido is not a reported side effect of nicorette (nicotine gum). But the stress of trying to quit smoking itself may lower libido. ...Read more

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Is it possibble to have yeast on very back of tongue for a year. My doctor prescribed lozenges doesn't seem to help?

Is it possibble to have yeast on very back of tongue for a year. My doctor prescribed lozenges doesn't seem to help?

It's possible: It depends on the symptoms you are trying to treat. You could have a chronic lingual tonsillitis. Treatments for oral thrush generally need to be taken for two weeks, so don't give up early. Significant thrush would likely have been bothering such that it was treated early. If you are diabetic or use steroid inhalers or antibiotics you are at increase risk for yeast. ...Read more